The Lion King - Movie Review


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  • julio cesar
    julio cesar  9 minutes back

    First of all, you haven’t watched the movie, though, you are title says movie review? How can you do a review of something if you haven’t seen. Then, I think I’ll go with what the makers of a classic think is best than what you think.

    • Petter Nilsson
      Petter Nilsson  11 minutes back

      Dont fkn litsen to this guy, STOP!!!!!!
      Its characters than we all know and love from our childhood, its a stort that is knows and loved from out. Childhood. Why in the name hell would you change such a masterpeece. The original was very touching and emotional and this remake achives those exact same feelings, when watching this film you will remember all those forgotten moments and feeling from when you were Young and watched it, this movie talets you back to all of that. And that is why this movie is a gigant success. It is super respectful to the source material and doesnt take some Weird twist and spin off that will just enrage you. This movie is spectacular and the people behind it deserves an award. When I same this movie in the theatre and when it ended people stood up and aplawd and clapped. Not so many movies gives such an impact on the audience these days. This movie was amazing and is an amazing achivement for the movie industri.

      • Monster Man
        Monster Man  17 minutes back

        I'm saving my money for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood next week!

        • Kamel Alex
          Kamel Alex  19 minutes back

          Why don’t we just enjoy the fucking movie instead of hating and criticizing on everything, humans actually suck.

          • DojaCoCo Goddess
            DojaCoCo Goddess  25 minutes back

            Thank you ~cries like Thank you like plz god let me marry a man what a mind just like this plz 😔💯🤦🏾‍♀️

            • Flamingó __
              Flamingó __  33 minutes back

              The ppl i hate the most are the ones who criticize the family films, gtfo

              • nuggistrike
                nuggistrike  2 hours back

                It look like shit !

                • nuggistrike
                  nuggistrike  2 hours back

                  Do to be to relalistick ! But the locasion shots ! Or animated shots are great ! But kilmba the whit lion ! Yes disney stole the entire plot from that movie !

              • Steven Bruner
                Steven Bruner  2 hours back

                I believe that the kids is going to love it its not for you adults lol

                • Harshal Shahu
                  Harshal Shahu  3 hours back

                  Lion king premiered on 9th july
                  And It's gonna release on 19th july

                  How did you see it?
                  Did you go to the premier?

                  • TurboThunderGaming
                    TurboThunderGaming  3 hours back

                    Yet another review with the "I hate this movie cause the cats don't laugh and make goofy faces"...

                    • TurboThunderGaming
                      TurboThunderGaming  3 hours back

                      They cut out the hitting scene cause it made no sense for a baboon to carry a stick 24/7 I guess, he only picks it up after he's going to fight (hello old friend), so that was a change in the plot. And he uses the stick to fight at the end scene. Simple subtle changes which made a huge impact to his character arc, he still teaches Simba his lesson. That said, I liked most of the new stuff in this but I still dislike the short version of Be Prepared, I think that was the only thing I really disliked in this movie. Also just a question, you complain Simba had no emotions during the stampede scene. How would you have done this yourself? Seriously, if Simba suddenly would open his mouth scream his eyes out and show fear like a human that would have ruined the movie even more. Also I find it funny how you say "the lions fighting just looked like... lions fighting" :D well duh... that's what it fricking was. Lions fighting! That's how it looks like.

                      • Saiki K Fan
                        Saiki K Fan  3 hours back

                        This is the first time i seen a Chris stockman review without a grade

                        • Monster Man
                          Monster Man  13 minutes back

                          9:35 Did you missed that part?

                      • RidingwithSam
                        RidingwithSam  3 hours back

                        I remember going to watch the 3D re-releases...the feels!!! This movie disappointing... bland!!! Just Disney showing off Cgi with nothing inside the characters

                        • Mari
                          Mari  3 hours back

                          Nothing says fuck you to 2D animation quite as remaking a movie and only changing the visuals to 3D

                          • A 3 Gaming
                            A 3 Gaming  3 hours back

                            YOU sound dumb because if they made it any different yall would have been pissed

                            • Daniel Cassanos
                              Daniel Cassanos  4 hours back

                              10:05 to 10:12 evil hyena laugh!!!

                              • RidingwithSam
                                RidingwithSam  4 hours back

                                It’s bad!!!! Final straw was Mufasa cloud scene.... everything falls flats.... the hyenas was the only good part of the movie

                                • Sarah Reid
                                  Sarah Reid  4 hours back

                                  You hit the nail on the head. The issue is that they made the storyline the exact same BUT also tweaked and cut out so many of the parts that made the movie what we know and love. So much of the emotion and soul was stripped away and it felt like a really bland and cheesy remake of the original. The character’s voices were also borderline monotone in the most dramatic scenes which definitely didn’t make up for the lack of physical expression in the animals. Overall a major disappointment.

                                  • Darya Gooden
                                    Darya Gooden  4 hours back

                                    I see why you got so many dislikes

                                    • Jason Long
                                      Jason Long  4 hours back

                                      No. I do no want a different spin on it haha when I sw the original trailer it's exactly what I wanted. An up to date version

                                      • bloodaxe
                                        bloodaxe  4 hours back

                                        Kimba the White Lion is still better

                                        • Shade's Insane Chamber
                                          Shade's Insane Chamber  4 hours back

                                          First of all, Respectin' all opinions... BUT:

                                          For me...
                                          A Remake/Reboot is Never negative, and i encourage more to be made~
                                          I know hatin' on 'em is popular, but some really like 'em!
                                          Movie was a 09/10 from me and my Family!!~✨

                                          • Adhi Santosa
                                            Adhi Santosa  5 hours back

                                            Lion King 2019... I think Disney should be made this film like ZOOTOPIA. Not like this. I imagined ...absolutey much better That if only... 😣

                                            • Falcon Parkway
                                              Falcon Parkway  5 hours back

                                              I feel like the animation crew couldn’t give the characters any emotions because they were too busy trying to render the rocks in the background 😂 Visuals were absolutely phenomenal, but this movie has no soul. I’m worried that game-changing, groundbreaking technology will never be used to its full potential, only soulless cash-grab remakes. I mean look at Toy Story: it’s an original film that was groundbreaking at the time, it changed the world of animation. We have even greater technology now, and instead of creating it to make original stories that will define people’s childhoods and the era, it’s just gonna be used to remake stuff. Anyway that’s my useless two cents on the issue 😂

                                              • Garbage Head
                                                Garbage Head  5 hours back

                                                Crazy thought...maybe this film woulda been better if they just fully embraced the shot for shot remake aspect of it and just used the same audio samples over the new cgi. Call me bland, but that actually wouldve caused more buzz and wouldve still been something either never been done or rarely done.

                                                • 1.21 Gigawatts
                                                  1.21 Gigawatts  5 hours back

                                                  Unpopular opinion: I preferred the remake to the original. I enjoyed the more serious tone that they went for and I liked the fact that they removed a lot of the silliness from it. I'm looking at you hula dance and lovely bunch of coconuts. Some might find moments like that funny but I found them jarring and cringey. I liked how they gave the hyena's a bit more of a backstory with their leader and how they operate. Same goes with Scar although they could have done more than elude to Scar and Mufasa's history.

                                                  I thought the characters were utilized more and voice acted better for the most part. I preffered Chiwetel to Irons only because Iron's played him more like a cheesy 50's villain where as Chiwetel gave it a much more sinister approach. I liked how Zazu wasn't just a silly sidekick. He actually risks his life multiple times for the good of the pride lands. Saving both Simba and Nala quite a few times. Donald Glover made a great SImba although it felt jarring at first. His voice is at a higher pitch which makes it hard to imagine coming out of the mouth of a Lion but I got used to it after a while. He emoted far better than deadpan Broderick ever did. The child actors fell incredibly flat for me however. I couldn't get behind what they were saying.

                                                  Overall the only real thing that stops this from being a great movie is the animation. I don't know why Jon Favreau went with such a hyperrealistic look. It's incredibly off putting to hear Simba mourn the death of his father but his facial expression doesn't change. I wish they had stuck with the look of 2016's Jungle Book which had realistic animation but still allowed the characters to emote. If not this then at least have the Lions move their eyes in response to what's happening.

                                                  • kiffer0
                                                    kiffer0  5 hours back

                                                    Summed it up perfectly.

                                                    • Agalelei
                                                      Agalelei  5 hours back

                                                      Man totally agree with you!

                                                      • kai storm
                                                        kai storm  5 hours back

                                                        "mufasa, say that again, mufasaaaaa..." that name gave me tween wedgies

                                                        • Paul SZ
                                                          Paul SZ  6 hours back

                                                          I appreciate the facty that Chris was trying really hard not to spoil a movie that came out more than 20 years ago.

                                                          • Kev'z Sab'z
                                                            Kev'z Sab'z  6 hours back

                                                            Only four remakes have been positive or critically accaim score by critics:
                                                            1. The Jungle Book - 95%
                                                            2. Cinderella - 83%
                                                            3. Beauty & The Beast - 72%
                                                            4. Mary Poppins - 78%

                                                            • J T Akinola
                                                              J T Akinola  6 hours back

                                                              You know what live action remake Disney should make? Atlantis. So underrated and would definitely be sick with live action and CGI.

                                                              • pollosounds
                                                                pollosounds  6 hours back

                                                                If they would've made a Lion King movie that differs a lot from the original, the amount of critism would be insane compared to the amount of people saying they should have done something else

                                                                • Rebecca Gibbs
                                                                  Rebecca Gibbs  7 hours back

                                                                  At least this version passes the bechdel test *just *

                                                                  • Voidaken
                                                                    Voidaken  7 hours back

                                                                    Every movie remake is a cash grab. Every single one. That's not cynical; that's the god-honest truth.

                                                                    • Kyle Flinn
                                                                      Kyle Flinn  7 hours back

                                                                      1994 nalas line: "pinned ya, pinned ya again"

                                                                      2019 nalas line: "pinned ya, now say sorry"

                                                                      • Nisa Anik
                                                                        Nisa Anik  7 hours back

                                                                        how did they delete the rafiki moment!! wtaff

                                                                        • Indigospade
                                                                          Indigospade  7 hours back

                                                                          "You cant deny the photorealistic artistry"
                                                                          Watches a bunch of uncanny valley cgi puppets bounce around in ways animals don't move
                                                                          uh huh

                                                                          "Seth Rogen is perfectly cast"
                                                                          Hears the same stoner muppet voice Seth always does
                                                                          Uh huh

                                                                          • Jenny Warm
                                                                            Jenny Warm  7 hours back

                                                                            Perfect casting shame its not getting great reviews

                                                                            • Needa Khan
                                                                              Needa Khan  7 hours back

                                                                              i found it so uncomfortable to watch in terms of the screenwriting and humour, also i just wasnt sold on young simba's voice

                                                                              • Thuran
                                                                                Thuran  8 hours back

                                                                                A shame that they didn't go the direction of the jungle book, and used the chance to tell a slightly more mature story. Heck, maybe actually make it have ANYTHING to do with Hamlet, since they like parading the lie that it is an adaptation of a play it has nothing in common with?!

                                                                                Of course, i guess people wouldn't take kindly to Simba's mother helping kill mufasa, nala comitting suicide because simba doesn't want anything to do with her, Simba killing timone and Pumba after they agree to betray simba to scar, Simba dying, Simba pretending to be mad for the ENTIRE STORY, Mufasa not giving a damn about who rules as long as he gets avenged, Another lion pack invading and the inner fighting allowing them to take pride rock know, all the stuff that is ACTUALLY in Hamlet XD

                                                                                Frankly, a more mature and interesting version of the story could have been interesting,you could even force simba into a situation where their fight over the throne is the reason why the pridelands go to heck. Maybe make Scar a fairly competent king, thus raising the dilemma of whether Simba is wrong to put his personal revenge over the greater good, even if the king did murder his way to the throne, you know anything to add to the story.

                                                                                • Nihal .B
                                                                                  Nihal .B  8 hours back

                                                                                  I hope they don't do this to Bambi

                                                                                  • aj pat
                                                                                    aj pat  6 hours back

                                                                                    No remake for Bambi. Leave it be.

                                                                                • Scotty Mclaren
                                                                                  Scotty Mclaren  8 hours back

                                                                                  I think with this movie you hit the nail on the head. Favereau couldn’t do any changes his hands were most likely tied. I guess that’s the point, to prove that it could be done. In terms of the story i can’t see how a movie that’s so loved can get so much distaste from reviewers? Granted I haven’t seen it yet, keen as to. But let’s be honest, I’m keen for this even more now that I know that it hasn’t been altered....much.

                                                                                  • Chelsinia
                                                                                    Chelsinia  8 hours back

                                                                                    I agree with everything that you are saying about this lion king film

                                                                                    • xAlpha Wolfzx
                                                                                      xAlpha Wolfzx  9 hours back

                                                                                      Watched today in my cinema as I work there and we did a team showing and I have to say it’s not a disappointment the only thing I have to complain about is timone I don’t like his new voice and personality apart from that it’s fantastic it’s all the same magic as the original with a few extra scenes along the way

                                                                                      • Renan43
                                                                                        Renan43  9 hours back

                                                                                        1:40 I disagree, just because the movie looks realistic doesn't mean that it looks beautiful

                                                                                        • Moniefa Cobham
                                                                                          Moniefa Cobham  9 hours back

                                                                                          I totally agree, no expressions no emotions they try too hard to make it real psssh wont bother watch it unless to grade it. Looks more like something on nat geo

                                                                                          • Dr. Vag
                                                                                            Dr. Vag  9 hours back

                                                                                            As long as the visual effects, characters, and story is good then I'm watching it!